Are OTC statins lowering the nation's cholesterol?
Julie Foxton RGN CM Senior Nurse Adviser Heart UK Maidenhead E:firstname.lastname@example.org
Statins work by inhibiting the production of cholesterol in the liver. Over 80% of cholesterol is produced in the liver by a multistep process. The specific enzyme in this pathway is hydroxyl-methoxy-gluteryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA), and statins are HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.